Roomie (best friend) texts me an hour or so ago to say that her bloodwork from yesterday shows that her clotting time test (PT/INR for those of you on coumadin) is back down to the range it was in when she had her last stroke. On a scale of say, 1-5, she should be around a 2.5-3.0 or higher, and she's at 1.8. Her doctor told her to increase her dose of medications a little, and see them in a week or so to retest. I would like to reiterate that she HAD A STROKE BECAUSE IT WAS THIS LOW, LAST TIME. From what the ER docs told us last time, she should probably be getting the anti-clotting drug injections right now, instead of the oral medications, until they can stabilize her. But her doctor's office just says it's "not necessary". I'm also going to be away all weekend, and I'm the go-to person in the house for medical emergencies 'cause I've got medical training. With her clotting like it is at the moment, there is nothing to stop her from stroking out again. We know from EXPERIENCE that at this level, she can stroke. But her docs don't seem to care. And I'm stuck at work and I wanna cry and she's at work for this HUGE event, and wouldn't leave unless she had a stroke anyway, so there's just nothing to be done. And I'm scared.